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#1 of 72 SusanJ

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Posted May 11 2005 - 12:05 AM

Kent McCord has posted to his website that he expects the first season of Adam-12 to be released on August 9th. It would make sense that he would have some inside information on this. Anything official from Universal yet?

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#2 of 72 Steve...O

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Posted May 11 2005 - 12:12 AM

Yesterday Universal annouced that several other similar vintage shows were coming out on 8/9 so that's possible.

I almost wish they'd spaced these out a little bit. Fans of one show are likely to be fans of the others and it gets a bit tough on the old pocketbook if you want to take advantage of pre-order pricing and get them all the same week.

Didn't know Kent McCord had his own website; thanks for letting us know.

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#3 of 72 Jeff Willis

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Posted May 11 2005 - 12:23 AM

That's great news if it turns out to be true. This is one that I've been waiting for on DVD.

I agree with Steve, I wish the releases were a little more evenly distributed on the calendar.

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#4 of 72 Jon_Gu

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Posted May 13 2005 - 08:55 AM

I'll be picking this up when it comes out. I hope with the release of Dragnet 1967 and Adam-12 that Emergency! won't be far behind.

#5 of 72 Greg_S_H

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Posted May 13 2005 - 09:30 AM

Well, they announced Emergency! years ago, so there's hope. I believe a lot of work has already been done on it.

#6 of 72 Joe*R

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Posted May 15 2005 - 03:29 PM

I too would like Emergency! on dvd. Loved that show growing up.

#7 of 72 Greg_S_H

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Posted May 17 2005 - 07:26 AM

Adam-12, August 23, according to the latest at TVShows.

#8 of 72 Nelson Au

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Posted May 17 2005 - 07:53 AM

This is interesting news. I remember watching as a kid. I took a look at Kent McCord's website, lots of cool images from those years on the show.

#9 of 72 younger1968

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Posted December 04 2010 - 01:44 PM

i am hoping to hear that S6 will be released in 2011. There is only two season left. I would love to complete this set next year.




#10 of 72 Ockeghem

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Posted December 10 2010 - 06:28 AM

Has anyone heard any news on whether season one will be re-released (on single-sided discs) from Shout! Factory?  This is one show for which I would double-dip to replace the double-sided discs I currently own.



#11 of 72 LeoA

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Posted December 10 2010 - 06:53 AM

Shout's licensing deals don't extend to season 1 for Adam-12 and Dragnet. Universal doesn't want Shout competiting with it's own products (Remaining stock of season one of Adam-12, the recent reprinting of season one of Dragnet, etc.).



#12 of 72 Jack P

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Posted December 10 2010 - 07:33 AM

Dragnet S1 was not "reprinted."   All they did was repackage the same double-sided discs in new packaging minus the wasted CD for one radio episode so that was just a guess of getting rid of more existing stock in a new way.



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Posted December 10 2010 - 10:30 AM

There was a new manufacturing run. Universal didn't open up thousands of old season 1 cases of Dragnet, discard the bonus disc, and stick the DVD's into new packaging like you're suggesting.



#14 of 72 Duane Alford

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Posted December 10 2010 - 08:22 PM

I just got the first three seasons of the late 60's Dragnet. The date on the back says 2010. When I opened it up I found they're two double sided discs marked 2005! And no episode guide. Posted Image



#15 of 72 Jack P

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Posted December 11 2010 - 07:42 AM

And that sounds like they repackaged discs from the S1 pressing for the new cases.



#16 of 72 LeoA

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Posted December 11 2010 - 08:43 AM

I really doubt they produced an excess of disc over half a decade ago.


It's a new pressing. You don't usually see the copyright dates updated in such a thing, be it a DVD video, audio CD, or a videogame. The packaging has a new copyright date because it's a fresh design and the copyright has been adjusted to reflect that. The menus and contents of the double sided DVD's are identical to 2005's release and covered by the 2005 copyright so the 2005 copyright date is retained.



#17 of 72 Jack P

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Posted December 11 2010 - 09:27 AM

Why would Universal go back to a double-sided format for that one title when they've had the common sense to abandon it everywhere else since 2006-07?      Finding a way to repackage Dragnet minus the CD just sounds like an easier way of getting rid of unwanted surplus IMO and not doing any new pressings.



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Posted December 13 2010 - 01:57 AM



Originally Posted by LeoAmes 

Shout's licensing deals don't extend to season 1 for Adam-12 and Dragnet. Universal doesn't want Shout competiting with it's own products (Remaining stock of season one of Adam-12, the recent reprinting of season one of Dragnet, etc.).


Leo,


Thank you.  Much appreciated.  (I'm still hoping it comes out somehow on single-sided discs one day.)


I've been going through Season Two again.  While watching it with my fourteen-year old son recently (he loves the show), I asked him what he loved about it.  He said he liked the period of the show.  I told him I couldn't agree more.  It's a lot of fun seeing so many things the way they were from my childhood.  For example, I can't tell you how many times I've noticed the (now classic) cars in the background as Malloy and Reed are out on their 'beat.' :)

He also likes how he can focus on what is occurring in the show.  My wife agreed and mentioned how she likes the way the show (and others like it from the 1960s and early 1970s) doesn't over-clutter the screen, and how it moves at a more slower pace.  I also like the use of color (particularly with regard to solids) relative to what I see in many shows today.  And not having to watch hurky-jerky camera movements is always a good thing IMO.



#19 of 72 JoeDoakes

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Posted December 14 2010 - 03:03 AM



Originally Posted by LeoAmes 

Shout's licensing deals don't extend to season 1 for Adam-12 and Dragnet. Universal doesn't want Shout competiting with it's own products (Remaining stock of season one of Adam-12, the recent reprinting of season one of Dragnet, etc.).


Are you sure about this?  I sent Shout an email asking if they would issue a Dragnet Complete Series like the Leave it to Beaver Complete Series.  I never heard back, but that is my hope.



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Posted January 24 2011 - 10:09 AM

Forgive me if my question is redundant, but I recently noticed that SHOUT is re-releasing Season 1 of Adam-12 that was originally done by Universal, so I am assuming they are trying to repair the crappy double sided disks that would freeze up on everyone, but why are they going with the split season ??

When they took over A-12 and Dragnet, the product would come out in full season sets !